'Awful abuses': US denounces China's treatment of Uighurs

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Mike Pompeo says ‘possibly millions’ of Muslim minority are being held against their will in ‘re-education camps’

The United States has ​denounced China’s treatment of its Uighur Muslims in unusually strong terms, adding to a growing list of disputes in increasingly turbulent relations between the two powers.

The secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, voiced alarm after a United Nations report described the mass internment of Uighurs under the pretext of preventing extremism in the western Xinjiang region where the minority group is concentrated.

Related: ‘We’re a people destroyed’: why Uighur Muslims across China are living in fear

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